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ERIC Number: EJ793107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Great Expectations: Sixth-Formers' Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in Degree-Level English
Smith, Karen; Hopkins, Chris
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v4 n3 p304-318 2005
This article feeds into the discussion of transitional issues begun in Volume 2 of "Arts and Humanities in Higher Education." It draws on research into A-level students' expectations of university English and how these compare to the experiences of first-year students, university lecturers and A-level teachers. The data presented are drawn from innovative focus group sessions which gave pre-higher education and first-year university students a range of exercises to encourage them to focus on their expectations and experiences of studying English. These data were supplemented with teacher and lecturer interviews. The article concentrates on students' expectations of independent study and the experience of reading. The findings show that there is a mismatch between student expectations and the realities of university study. It is hoped that the outcomes of this research will contribute to a more informed transition from school to university by informing students' expectations before they enter university. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)